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Hearty Pumpkin Pie Granola Bars


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x

Description

These Hearty Pumpkin Pie Granola Bars are a great snack!  They’re portable, healthy and delicious!


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch nutmeg
  • cloves pinch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (sweet or unsweetened is fine)
  • 1/3 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 1/4 cup fancy molasses
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl combine the oats, oat flour, spices, coconut, chopped dates, apricots, raisins, pumpkin seeds and white chocolate chips.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, using a mixer, combine the pumpkin puree, honey, molasses, butter and vanilla.
  5. Add the pumpkin mixture to the oat mixture and combine. I just used my mixer to do this part for me.
  6. Once the granola mixture is thoroughly combined, press it into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is light brown and dry to the touch.
  8. Then remove from the oven and lift the granola slab out onto a cutting board.
  9. Cut the granola into bars, being careful not to saw the bars – press down to cut so that you don’t tear apart the bars.
  10. Let cool completely.